guitarist/teacher/composerRaymond Lohengrin, born in Manhattan, moved to Cuba at an early age. In Cuba he received guitar instructions from his friends and teachers Luis Santa Maria and Leo Brouwer. He considers Brouwer his main influence. Raymond returned to the United States in 1979 and studied the Classical Guitar with Juan Mercadal at the University of Miami. He also studied with Eli Kassner (Royal Concervatory) in Toronto, Canada. Raymond has been teaching and performing the guitar for over 35 years.Mr. Lohengrin's public performances include The New World Festival of the Arts, Miami's Gusman Hall Lively arts, Viscaya Renaissance Festival and performances at the Wolfson Art Gallery, Museum of Natural History in Gainesville Florida and the Thomas Center. He also expanded his repertoire to ensemble work recording the SERENADE CD with Master flutist Chris Walker. He has also performed with the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. He was invited to perform at the 1996 International Guitar Festival in Habana, Cuba. His compositions for flute and guitar have been published by Flute America and Little Piper in USA. He published and recorded the first edition of twenty one guitar pieces by Cuban composer Eduardo Martin. These works were recorded in his album Friends and were performed at the 1996 Habana, Cuba Guitar Festival. Raymond Lohengrin has been teaching guitar at the University of Florida Reitz Union Arts and Crafts for over sixteen years. He also teaches at Guitar Center in Gainesville, Fla His music is featured as part of Pandora's Genome Project.